World Autoimmune Arthritis Day is a worldwide holiday aimed at increasing people’s knowledge of diseases of this nature, which are a consequence of arthritis. They are characterized by the fact that the immune system cells begin to attack healthy cells, which are taken as “enemies”. In other words, the body destroys itself. It is celebrated every year on May 20.
The history of World Autoimmune Arthritis Day begins in 2012. The creation of the holiday followed the formation of the I.A.A.M. It was dedicated to raising awareness about the disease, talking about methods of prevention and treatment, and promoting the development of medicine in this direction.
At its core, autoimmune arthritis is a general term by which to understand several separate diseases, such as rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, as well as lupus and gout. The most studied is rheumatoid arthritis, which provokes inflammation of the joints. It usually occurs in the elderly and overweight people, but can also occur in healthy young people under the influence of improper exercise, poor diet, stress, etc.
- Physical therapy, chemotherapy, and medications are used to treat arthritis. Surgical interventions are performed only in extreme cases.
- There are more than a hundred varieties of autoimmune arthritis.
- With timely, quality treatment, the disease can be placed in the recession stage.
How to celebrate
Learn more details about the different types of arthritis. Visit the clinic to check your general health and detect abnormalities in time.
Spread the word about the holiday on social media. If any user or someone they know has arthritis, tell them more about the treatment methods used, symptoms, and more.
When is World Autoimmune Arthritis Day celebrated in 2023?
World Autoimmune Arthritis Day is observed on May 20 each year.